Interview: Darryl McNally, Founder of Limavady Single Barrel Whiskey

A category defining Irish whiskey style from a resurrected brand

One of the most awarded figures in Irish whiskey, Darryl McNally, has spent roughly three decades in the spirits industry. After years working his way up the ranks of renowned whiskey producers, McNally ventured home to Limavady, in Northern Ireland’s Roe Valley, where he began to resurrect the coastal town’s historic distillery, Limavady, originally founded in 1750 and shuttered in 1910. Today, McNally—as brand founder …

Interview: Louise McGuane, Founder of J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey

Founded in 2015, this premium liquor brand is set on reviving the art of Irish whiskey bonding

Prior to the onset of today’s expansive international interest in Irish whiskey, entrepreneur Louise McGuane wanted to elevate the category and revive the historic process of bonding—where a proprietor buys spirit, then blends, matures, bottles and sells it. In 2015, McGuane, a spirits-industry veteran, founded J.J. Corry Irish Whiskey to usher that tradition into the present day and infuse it with values she observed in the craft spirits …

Paddy Drinks: The World of Modern Irish Whiskey Cocktails

Amidst an ever-expanding interest in the Irish whiskey category, few individuals are as qualified to craft a cocktail book around the beloved spirit as the team at NYC’s The Dead Rabbit, an establishment consistently ranked among the best bars in the world. Penned by The Dead Rabbit’s beverage director, Jillian Vose; cofounder and managing partner, Sean Muldoon; and bar manager, Jack McGarry, the 288 page …